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30 Minute 'Fly a Spitfire' Experience - Cotswolds Airport

30 Minute 'Fly a Spitfire' Experience - Cotswolds Airport

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Minimum Age: 18 years

Maximum Height: 197.00 cm

Maximum Weight: 108.00 kg

About the experience

When it comes to heritage military aircraft, there are few that remain so well loved and revered as a Spitfire. Its crucial role played in the Battle of Britain during World War II helped etch its name forever more into the annals of history, and on this exciting flying experience, you'll get to take off in one of the genuine articles from the former RAF airfield at Kemble in Gloucestershire, now known of course, as Cotswolds Airport. When you think of the heroic young pilots who were at the controls of these expert machines, you'll feel even a small amount of the adrenaline they felt, but also admiration for the bravery they showed. As you take off, this is one flight that will be etched in your memory forever, as you take in the stunning views over the Cotswolds and the Severn Valley, a recognised Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with your instructor pilot explaining everything over the helmet radio comms during your flight. And there may even be an opportunity, depending on circumstances, for you to take control and have a go at flying the Spitfire yourself, or for your pilot to perform a victory roll! This really is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for any Spitfire enthusiasts, and spaces go early and fast as you might expect - so what are you waiting for?

  • Spitfire flights out of Cotswold Airport
  • Fly in a genuine vintage Spitfire
  • Once in a lifetime flying experiences
  • Operating from ex-RAF Kemble
  • Contact us if you'd like to know latest availability

  • Fly a genuine 1940's spitfire from Kemble airfield
  • A detailed pre-flight briefing covering the aircraft, equipment and safety procedures
  • Opportunity to plan your flight with your Pilot. You can opt for sightseeing, some aerobatics or even fly over your house if it’s within range
  • 30 minute flight (approximately 20 minutes airborne)
  • Approximately 10 minutes taxiing and engine checks
  • Take the controls of the spitfire during your flight under the guidance of your Spitfire pilot
  • Opportunity to experience the Spitfire Victory Roll
  • Enjoy the stunning Cotswold countryside with views of picturesque country houses and villages
  • Helmet, flight suit and parachute are provided for the flight
  • Flight debrief and opportunity to take photographs with the aircraft
  • A FREE digital video of your flight experience is included so you can show your flight to family and friends
  • Take home souvenir pack includes a personalised flight certificate, aircraft patch, Spitfire pilot notes and aircraft sticker
  • Allow spending up to three hours at the venue


  • Flying in a Spitfire carries certain elements of risk which will be clearly explained prior to your flight, on the day you'll also be shown a detailed video explaining these risks, if you decide not to proceed or cannot fit safely inside the cockpit you can exchange your experience or request a refund
  • Minimum age is 18
  • There's no maximum age limit however you need to be healthy and agile enough to climb into the aircraft and safely experience the dynamic nature of the flight - if you have any concerns over your suitability you should consult your GP
  • You should not participate if you are on prescription medication, suffering from a cold, are pregnant or suffering from any condition affecting your breathing or consciousness
  • A maximum weight limit of 108 kilos (238 lbs) applies and you will be weighed on the day
  • The aircraft can usually accommodate passengers up to 6'6"
  • Passengers dimensions must allow unrestricted movement of the control column
  • The operator reserves the right to refuse the flight if for any reason they feel you are unsuitable to participate
  • Please do not drink alcohol prior to the flight

  • Unrestricted guest numbers can watch the aircraft from the viewing area or the AV8 Restaurant
  • Well behaved pets on leads are welcome in and around the AV8 cafe

Minimum Age: 18 years

Maximum Height: 197.00 cm

Maximum Weight: 108.00 kg

  • Flights generally operate on selected Fridays and Saturdays from May till September
  • Sessions generally run hourly from 09:00 until 13:00
  • Other bespoke times may be arranged but may be subject to an additional fee
  • All Flights and routes are subject to weather conditions, aircraft serviceability and air traffic
  • Aircraft MJ627 / G-BMSB is normally used for flights however the operator reserves the right to use other two seat Spitfires

  • This activity is fully approved by the CAA as a flight experience
  • You can extend the duration of your flight or add a formation chase plane directly with the operator, additional charges will apply
  • Hand held cameras are not permitted however on-board video recordings of the flight are taken (content of video recordings cannot be guaranteed)
  • You and your guests may be joining a small group of other VIP visitors on the day
  • Pre flight briefings are usually delivered as part of a small group, all flights are conducted exclusively 1:1
  • You should wear clothing suitable for fitting beneath a flight suit and sturdy footwear e.g. boots or training shoes, leather soled shoes are not suitable)
  • Additional bespoke flight options can be arranged e.g. another guest flying alongside in formation with the Spitfire or exclusive celebrations or corporate events. Please contact us with your requirements


  • Gloucestershire
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